18 Oct 2016

Best Gin bars in Singapore

Best Gin bars in Singapore – we review 5 of them

With the type of celebrity-fame that hard liquor is getting these days (we’re looking at you whisky), it’s sad to see the other humble poisons not getting their share of the limelight. Our personal favourite to kick off any night is a good, stiff glass of gin and tonic. But like all mixers, not all are equal. Which makes us want to stake out highly-raved about gin grounds for those who have an affinity for this under-appreciated spirit. We give you our top 5 recommendations of the best Gin bars in Singapore.

The Rabbit Hole

Best Gin bars in Singapore - The White Rabbit
Late for a date – with a Gin and Tonic


Part of The White Rabbit, The Rabbit Hole is as whimsical as you’d imagine it to be – seems like you just stepped into right into Alice’s Wonderland. Rather than one of the Best Gin bars in Singapore. With fairy lights adorning the garden’s trimmings and benches strewn across the green. Thus this is one gin garden bar that you’ll never want to leave. Their gin & tonic creations are one-of-a-kind. Also their homemade tonic concoctions, making them stand out from the basic spritzer you’d find elsewhere. You’re looking for exotic gin-based cocktails, give their Whitley Neill a try – inspired by Africa, this gin is infused with African botanicals such as the Baobab fruit and Cape gooseberries. There’s also a surprise awaiting you at The Rabbit Hole, to say the least.

The Spiffy Dapper

Best Gin bars in Singapore - Bombay Sapphire
Quality Gin makes a difference


The name itself exudes class on another level, so don’t be alarmed to find out they also stock over 130 types of gin on their shelves. Get creative and bold if you drop by. They have a wide variety of glorious gin gems such as Boudier Saffron, St. George Terroir, Junipero and Pierde Almas +9 Mezcal Gin. Set in a dimly lit, cosy hidden hole along Amoy Street, so this pad is great for intimate sessions. Otherwise when you feel like mulling over a much-deserved gin mix. Surely one of the Best Gin bars in Singapore.

Jigger & Pony

Best Gin bars in Singapore - Jiggers
“Jiggers” Used to measure spirits


For those wondering ‘why the name?’, you’ll be glad to learn that the bar is named after the double-coned measuring device used by bartenders to accurately pour out liquid. As such, Jigger & Pony is a tribute to the 19th-century, when cocktail recipes were listed in “jiggers” and “ponies”. With their Principal Bartender also having just won the 2016 Diageo World Class Singapore Champion title, as a result you know your drinks are in magical hands behind the bar! Classics like French 75 (Le Gin de Christian Drouin, lemon, sugar and prosecco to vintages like Ramos Gin Fizz (Tanqueray Gin, lemon, lime, cream, orange blossom water, soda). Giant Punch Bowls (these hefty portions can serve 15 to 20 thirsty people!) are also available. Jigger & Pony is not just a watering hole for when you have had an especially bad work week but also one of the best Gin bars in Singapore

Jekyll & Hyde

Best Gin bars in Singapore - Jekyll and Hyde
Jekyll and Hyde / Split Personality


Vaping Geisha grab your Fancy? Fresh Bubbles titivates your taste buds? Innovative names prevail at Jekyll & Hyde, also a personalised tipple can be gladly whipped up if you’re nice to them! Also served up is sake and great rum recipes, so there’s always something for you and your friends. Oh, we also cannot forget to mention that whole bottles can be sold for quite an affordable price if you’re feeling fancy on Friday. Or even for that mid-week cure; because we don’t judge!

Oxwell & Co

Best Gin bars in Singapore - Bottle of Tanqueray
A quality gin makes a quality Gin and Tonic


This last stop isn’t an exclusive gin stop, but which other bar offers your classic Gin & Tonic on tap? The little kid is more than excited to share with you guys the other tantalising selections that make this a worthy joint to check out. After scouring their drinks menu, we also found a cocktail made with Diplomatico Reserva – our favourite rum of all time! We are possibly biased by their offerings, but with a location that is Ann Siang Hill, who are you to argue with us on this?

AUTHOR: Appetti